Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Pundits Predict Blockchain has Bright Supply Chain Future

Enterra Insights

Supply chains are complex and the more extended they become the more complex they get. Mark van Rijmenam ( @VanRijmenam ), founder of Datafloq, explains, “Global supply chains are complex processes. Different companies, with distinctive objectives, are working together to achieve a common goal; to bring something from A to B. For a supply chain to work, partners have to trust each other.

5 Surprising Stats on Why Retail Brand Trust is Seriously at Risk

JDA software

Ready for a shocking stat? Counterfeit consumer goods now total at a global value of $1.77 trillion a year. Understandably, these knock offs are creating some significant trust issues between retailers and their consumers, and , retailers and manufacturers. Ready for some more numbers?

Gamification to Help Supply Chain Professionals in Their Journey to Efficiency

DynaSys

It is a common thought in the business world that logistics and supply chain management, as essential and important business divisions for delivering the right product at the right place at the right time, are not as exciting and fun as other business divisions like marketing or sales.

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[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, Cerasis welcomes back Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions, a yard management & dock scheduling software company. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” ” You can subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational.

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Amazon and Alibaba Report Financial Performance for Respective Holiday Quarters

Supply Chain Matters

Two of the globe’s dominant online retail and services platform providers, Alibaba and Amazon , recently reported financial performance results that included the all-important 2018 holiday fulfillment surge period.

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The 5 incredibly disruptive promises of concurrent planning

Kinaxis

by Alex Rotenberg “He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.” ” – Ray Dalio. Traditional supply chain planning techniques have failed. Companies are too slow to react to changes, and collaboration across silos and continuous learning options limited.

What Impact Will Automation Have on Warehouse Workers?

Supply Chain Brain

The modern-day warehouse is serving as a laboratory for the introduction of innovative supply-chain technologies. But the implications for human workers remain uncertain

Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies

Arkieva

Here’s a quick overview of supply chain best practices from 10 leading companies from the 2018 Drucker Institute Ranking. Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies was first posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:30 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! I began my career working in a manufacturing plant within an international company that was completely vertically integrated.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

Want to Automate Your Warehouses? Better Implement a WMS

Veridian Solutions

A digitized supply chain leverages humans and technologies to promote efficiency and productivity. Automation is often used to describe the use of robotics, but it has additional implications for use in managing data, developing forecasts, adjusting the flow of work, and much more.

What the Chinese New Year Means for Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Many Chinese businesses and factories shut down for three to four weeks to allow millions of workers to return to their hometowns to celebrate the festivities with their families

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

WMS Best Practices: Implementation Challenges to Overcome and Tips on How to Go-Live Successfully

Veridian Solutions

Implementing a modern warehouse management system (WMS) is useful to ensure the scalability and functionality of supply chains. While numerous WMS applications offer different benefits and capabilities, common threads exist around WMS implementation and go live plans.

Trade Risks Drive Companies to Stockpile Inventory — Is It a Risky Move?

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive —Stockpiling chocolate and cookies isn’t uncommon before the holiday season, though in Cadbury’s case, it wasn’t just to ensure there would be enough for Christmas sales.

The Future of Supply Chain Visibility: Supply Chain Brain Interviews Krenar Komoni

Tive

"Visibility is finally real. It's finally happening." In this recent interview with Supply Chain Brain Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman, Tive CEO & Founder Krenar Komoni sheds light on the latest developments in supply chain as well as what's in store for the future.

Optimizing Your Supply Chain for Omnichannel

American Global Logistics

Total Retail —Fulfilling both in-store and online orders for custom furniture within 30 days is challenging enough. Factor in a 1,500-product catalog and a worldwide sourcing network, and an agile supply chain becomes indispensable.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

For CFOs’ Eyes Only: Unlock More Cash from Supply Chain Working Capital

Savi

Companies have long struggled with the challenge of unlocking cash from working capital. Historically, cash flow has improved by shortening collections and extending payments, but this is not done without risk.

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State of Logistics Industry: Recent Reports Indicate Logistics to Excel in 2019 in Key Ways

Cerasis

Logistics is expanding, and at the end of 2018, unemployment rates decreased. At the same time, consumers were looking forward to the financial benefits of this year’s tax fillings following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Savi’s data scientists talk to tomorrow’s coders at Riverside Elementary School STEAM

Savi

Yesterday was a field day! Brian Moran, former VP of Product, asked us if we wanted to meet with Riverside Elementary School STEAM students to give them an inside view of what it is like to be a coder and data scientist. Of course, we said yes!

Supply Chain Newsmakers Video on Is it Time Now for Continuous Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Digest

Expert Addresses Many Questions, Including what is More Important, People, Process or Technology

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools

Savi

Pharmaceutical supply chains demand end-to-end visibility The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. The top drug-makers are conglomerates, with divisions and research arms located across multiple geographic regions operating across complex partner ecosystems. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain management seem almost impossible to achieve.

A Digital Transformation Discussion with Supply Chain Execs

Alloy

Alloy recently had the pleasure of joining the Slalom Digital Innovation in Supply Chain Summit , January 23–24 in Seattle.

How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs

Savi

Intermodal Transportation Landscape In a 2017 American Shipper Report on global sourcing, 58% of shippers indicated that their biggest concern today is rising intermodal transportation costs. In the last few months, shipment volumes and expenditures have increased significantly year over year—an 11.9 percent increase in volume and a 17.3 percent increase in spending—according to another American Shipper article.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on A Mostly Optimistic View of Automation and Jobs

Supply Chain Digest

Millions of Jobs May Indeed be Lost, but Likely Replaced with More and Better Jobs, Brookings Says

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.